Your guide to The Boathouse

From setting sail in search of adventure to a leisurely cruise around our Watersports Lake, The Boathouse is the place to find your sea legs. Find out what watersport activities you can get up to here…

Raft Building
Raft Building
Kayak Tuition/Hire
Kayak Tuition/Hire
Stand-Up Paddleboard
Stand-Up Paddleboard
Mini Captains' Adventure
Mini Captains' Adventure
Cable Ski
Cable Ski
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Raft Building
Raft Building
Kayak Tuition/Hire
Kayak Tuition/Hire
Stand-Up Paddleboard
Stand-Up Paddleboard
Mini Captains' Adventure
Mini Captains' Adventure
Cable Ski
Cable Ski

Pedalo Hire

For who: All ages

Where: All villages

What’s it all about: Pedalos are the perfect way for up to four people to capture a different view of the forest. Set sail on our Watersports Lake in one of our pedal-powered pedalos for a relaxing afternoon soaking up the sun.

Who’ll love it: All the family


Electric Boats

For who: All ages – Person over 18 must be present

Where: All villages

What’s it all about: Cruise around our lake in style, with our four-man, state-of-the-art electric boats. For 30 minutes, have the luxury of gliding across the lake, taking in the forest views, with no pedalling required.

Who’ll love it: Those looking to explore the forest by water


Raft Building

For who: 8 years+

Where: Whinfell Forest, Sherwood Forest, Elveden Forest and Longleat Forest

What’s it all about: Are you ready to take on the ultimate team work challenge? In our Raft Building activity, team up and then set to work building your raft out of materials provided. With the clock ticking down, create your raft before testing it out on the water. The question is, will your raft sink or swim?

Who’ll love it: Adrenaline seekers


Kayak Tuition

For who: 10 years +

Where: Whinfell Forest, Sherwood Forest, Elveden Forest and Longleat Forest

What’s it all about: Learn something new by taking to the water in a kayak during our Kayak Tuition session. Our expert staff at The Boathouse will teach you how to safely manoeuvre, paddle and capsize a kayak to build your skills on the Watersports Lake. Kayak hire is also available.

Who’ll love it: Budding adventurers


Stand-Up Paddleboard Tuition

For who: 10 years +

Where: Whinfell Forest, Sherwood Forest, Elveden Forest and Longleat Forest

What’s it all about: If you’re looking for something a little bit different, why not take to the water on a stand-up paddleboard? A unique combination of surfing and canoeing, it’s great fun and great exercise. Remember to bring a towel as there’s a chance you might make a splash!

Who’ll love it: Those looking to try something new


Mini Captains’ Adventure

For who: 3 years +

Where: Elveden Forest

What’s it all about: Ahoy mateys! Are you ready to take to the water by being captain of your very own miniature vessel? Set sail around the lake to conquer the water and solve our puzzle with the help of your shipmate.

Who’ll love it: Mini Captains and their grown-up shipmate


Cable Ski

For who: 8 years+

Where: Elveden Forest

What’s it all about: In this one-of-a-kind activity, unique to Elveden Forest, make your way around our Watersports Lake on our Cable Ski. Our instructors will teach you all the skills you will need, from learning the basics of kneeboarding to teaching you the skills of wakeboarding once your confidence has grown . For experienced cable riders, you can enjoy skiing around a series of pylons to conquer our challenging 500-metre circuit.

Who’ll love it: Thrill-seekers

Interested in setting sail on our Watersports Lake? Take a look at our activity booking website for more information about The Boathouse activities.

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  • Amy Bushby Roberts

    Why can a toddler go on a pedalo and an electric boat but not on the mini captains adventure? My 19 month old would love it!

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